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ERIC Number: ED210115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Elementary School Mental Health Project: A School Program Aimed at the Promotion of Mental Health in Young Children.
Legg, Jane
A program aimed at promoting mental health in elementary school-age children is described in this report. The project's short-term goal is to help children successfully cope with social and emotional problems. One long-term goal is to prevent mental health problems which require long and costly remediation; another is to enhance the lives of children and families. The conceptual framework for the program is the primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention approach formulated by public health services. Program components include counseling, consultation, education, program development, and research. Counseling refers to individual interventions with a single child or to group work with children who have specific interests or problems. School staff and parents accept counseling services before they accept consultation. The objectives of consultation are to share knowledge and perceptions about individuals, to develop helping strategies, and to monitor progress. Mental health education in the program, seen as the first step in the direction toward primary prevention, involves small-group discussions, in-service education, and information dissemination. Program development involves special projects to promote mental health, such as a toy library which was created at one school. Preliminary evaluation results are presented. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Ottawa)